Speech at laying Foundation Stone for infrastructural development of IIM Sambalpur


I am delighted that Hon’ble Prime Ministerji is laying the Foundation Stone for infrastructural development of IIM Sambalpur today. 

I thank him for joining us today in this pursuit of excellence. 

 Set up in 2015, IIM Sambalpur has already proved its mettle as one of the premier management institutions of the country. 

In just about five years, it has been able to cast its positive impact upon the hierarchy of educational institutions in Odisha.

Odisha has a tradition of educational excellence since ancient times.

 Historically, Odisha has been at the forefront of education and research.

Education in Odisha is witnessing a rapid transformation.

 I am particularly happy that our State continues its dominance in education sector and has emerged as the Education Hub of the eastern India.

 With the establishment of IIM, IIT, NISER, IISER, AIIMS, NLU and many other Institutions of National Importance,

 Odisha is emerging as a leading research hub of the nation 

 We are thankful to the Government of India for the same. 

Government of Odisha accords highest priority to development of Human Resource. The “Skilled in Odisha” has already become an international brand. 

Our focus is to train our youth in the latest technology and technical know-how, and to make them market ready as per the demands of Industry 4.0 . 

I am happy to know that IIM Sambalpur has been aspiring to be the leading Entrepreneurial Hub in the Odisha and has entered into an MoU with the Ministry of Small and Medium Enterprises with emphasis on nurturing the entrepreneurial talent of the local weavers and agro-based businesses and to incubate Start-Ups in these areas.

 This works in line with the Government of Odisha’s resolve to ensure inclusive, equitable, and sustainable development in the State. 


The State Government is fully committed to making policy provisions to make Odisha the most preferred Educational Hub in the Country.

 I assure all  support to IIM Sambalpur in all its endeavours.

I congratulate and thank the Chairman, Director, Faculty and Staff of IIM for their commitment  to make IIM, Sambalpur one of the best management institutions of the country. 

I am sure with the support of Honble prime minister more and more central institutes will come to odisha and accelerate the growth trajectory  of the state 

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